That win on Wednesday was very satisfying given the starting lineup we rolled out and the fact that it was Houston after all. I am very intrigued to see what the lineup looks like today for arguably the biggest match of the year so far.
Last week, a couple of us were able to accurately predict the 3-1 victory at home, vaulting us to the top of the standings while Taylor's indifference to match predictions continues to cost him his lead.
Here are the updated staff standings:
How do we think tonight's clash a mile high will end? Do you agree or disagree? Let us know in the comments below.
|Becky Chabot||Draw||1||1||The best teams in MLS stay the best teams, with both goals coming late in the second or in stoppage time.|
|Ben Lyon||Draw||1||1||A full line up at midweek means this team probably tires and gives up a late equalizer. Give me Akindele as the goalscorer off a penalty earned by Barrios.|
|Cody Gamond||Win||2||1||Barrios gets us started, an equalizer for colorado, and a late game winner from Fabian Castillo.|
|Drew Epperley||Loss||0||1||The travel, altitude and tired legs get to Dallas as Colorado does what they do best, score late.|
|Jack Hazzard||Win||2||0||Unexpected energy from Dallas results with goals from Urruti and Castillo. Possession split evenly with Tim Howard doing most of Colorado's work. Chris Seitz teaches Howard a thing or two!|
|Jared Tilley||Loss||1||2||FC Dallas starts fast and getting a goal from Michael Barriors. They end up fading in the second half and end up losing the lead and the 3 points.|
|Mohammad Bushnaq||Win||2||1||FC Dallas puts the right foot forward on the road with a stunning counterattacking victory at Colorado. Barrios and Akindele are the goalscorers.|
A wild one in Colorado as both teams deal with GK issues when both GKs are given red cards for getting into a slap fight before the game. Teams trade goals and a late stunner by Castillo earns a point. The slap fight goes viral, and Tim Howard and Chris Seitz are forced into anger management training as punishment.
|Phil Luetchford||Draw||1||1||We know that Dallas is the better team, but with all the starters except Matt Hedges playing midweek, I'm just hoping for a draw. Urruti grabs a goal. Look for me behind the Dallas bench with the away jersey and a Texas flag!|
|Hedges gets a set piece score but Jermaine Jones does what Jermaine Jones does. Honors even this time.|
|Scott Hiney||Per the agreement of our loan policy with FC Dallas' front office, Scott Hiney will forfeit his predictions until the loan comes to an end.|
|Taylor Hester||Draw||1||1||Zimmerman scores on a set piece. Colorado scores a goal.|